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Charms to Ward off Demons Found

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Residents of Sardis, an ancient city in modern-day Turkey, spent decades rebuilding after a devastating earthquake struck one night in the year A.D. 17. To ward off demons and future disasters, some locals may have sealed eggshells under their new floors as lucky charms, archaeologists found.

http://www.livescien...ggs-sardis.html

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I don't see how eggshells and coins equals demon wards...

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I don't see how eggshells and coins equals demon wards...

If you read the article those items were quite common to use. But I think you'd have to dig a little deeper yourself to find out what traits these items had which would convey protection of this kind to those living in ancient times.

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They remind me of witch bottles, now that I think of it.

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Is this really any stranger than burning incense to ward off evil or the ringing of bells?

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I don't see how eggshells and coins equals demon wards...

UM is a place where trash heaps become holy talismans. It just gets weirder from there.

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